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Klingler Named Pac-12 Player of the Year

May 11, 2022

SEATTLE – After leading the conference in almost every offensive category, UW softball's Baylee Klingler has been named Pac-12 Player of the Year. Klingler is the second Husky in program history to earn Player of the Year, joining Kristen Rivera (2004 & 2005).
 
This season, Klingler leads the conference in batting average (.453), home runs (22), RBI (65), slugging percentage (1.007), and total bases (149). The senior's 67 hits are the second most in the Pac-12 this year.
 
She drove in a career-high seven RBI vs. New Mexico State on March 4 in Washington's 14-3 win over the Aggies. Only three other Huskies have recorded seven or more RBI in a single-game (Morganne Flores, Michelle Church and Taylor Smith).
 
The senior earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors twice this season. Klingler had a season-high 15 game hitting streak and reached base in 25 consecutive games. She has 20 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI games on the year.
 
Klingler has four Washington career Top 10 marks including; batting average (.442), home runs (43), slugging percentage (.869) and on base percentage (.514). In her career, Klingler has hit four grand slams, all of which have come this season.
 
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